- School Hours: 8:50 AM to 3:25 PM
- Grade Distribution: Early Learning to Grade 8
- Student Enrollment: 252
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About Our School
St. Robert School opened in September 1959 as an eight classroom school. The gym was added in later years as was another addition of eight more classrooms. At various times, there have been a number of portable classrooms and a student population that exceeded 700. Today, there are no longer any portable classrooms.
St. Robert School services the area north to south between Dundas Street and Trafalgar Street and west to east between Clarke Road and Crumlin Road. In addition, students in Thorndale and surrounding areas are bussed into St. Robert. We are truly a community school with many opportunities for parent engagement.
We thank the Nutrition Ignition Team (Dr. Battram and Dr. Salmoni) and Investing in Children for their continued support of our Healthy Living. Also, our nurse, Joanne Cuz who has presented the school with GOLD standings for their commitment to Healthy Living last year over the past three years. We look forward to achieving the same for the 2014-2015 school year.
- 9 Grade 1-8 classrooms
- 2 Early Learning Full Day Kindergarten
- Staff Professional Learning Room
- A library with a computer lab (Portable technology iPads and Windows Surface for student use)
- An Instrumental Music Room
- YMCA Classroom-Before and after school program plus Community Room
- A dedicated food prep kitchen for 3 times per week snack prep
- A gymnasium with a stage
Living Our Faith
The staff and students of St. Robert have many opportunities to pray and demonstrate their Catholic faith. These include school-wide and classroom liturgies, the celebration of the Sacraments of First Eucharist and Reconciliation in Grade two and the Sacrament of Confirmation in Grade 8 which are prepared with our families at Mary Immaculate Church. We have been blessed over the past few years to have been involved in a number of community partnerships. Our students are very fortunate to be able to access a number of programs, clubs and activities run by the London Y. Our students can select from a wide range of opportunities during school hours and after school. This year we continue to concentrate on Healthy Living and are working with the Nutrition Ignition Team! Again this year we will be having “Roots of Empathy” baby program for our Kindergarden students! This program is one that brings an infant into the school under the leadership of our ECE staff; the students learn to understand the needs and emotions of the baby through observation. In this way they learn about being empathetic to others and to understand how communication can occur even without words.
Three buses come to the school bringing approximately 50 students. Information on bus delays or cancellations during inclement weather can be obtained by listening to 570 AM or 98.2 FM or logging on to www.mybigyellowbus.ca. The drop off and pick up occurs in the church parking lot,;please keep the bus lanes clear at all times.
St. Robert’s participates in the Safe Arrival Program. Students in Grade 6 participate in the Values, Influences and Peers (VIP) program. There is a before and after school program for younger students available when both parents work which is operated by The YMCA. The school and student council have instituted initiatives to reduce bullying. A student committee “The Bully Chargers” is very active and runs a number of initiatives in the school under the leadership of Mrs. Tork. We will be continuing our work with London Police Services and OPP through our commitment to the "Bully Chargers" anti-bullying student program.
We are very proud of the work being done by these leaders. Our Student Parliament is also active and provides many opportunities of the students and staff to gather together in school wide activities!